Burns Construction secures £2.2m Stonehaven office to residential contract
Burns Construction has been awarded a £2.2 million contract to convert the former Aberdeenshire Council offices in Stonehaven into 16 flats.
Built in the 1900s, Carlton House is a grand Edwardian villa, which in recent years has been used as a library and offices for the council’s social work department.
It is soon to be transformed into 16 one and two-bedroom council flats in an attempt to tackle the long waiting list for social housing in the area.
The plans previously received some criticisms from the local community and councillors, with its close proximity to Arduthie School causing concerns.
However, two councillor votes against the plans were overruled by five in favour, The Press and Journal reports.
A spokesman from Burns Construction said the company will be honouring the building’s original architecture throughout the build.
He said: “Burns Construction (Aberdeen) Ltd are once again delighted to be working with Aberdeenshire Council and the rest of the design team in bringing what is currently an unoccupied building back into use for much-needed council accommodation whilst retaining the current architectural features of the property.
“Works are due to begin from the middle of August this year and last until the end of June next year.”